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From Matthew Poole <mattjpo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Wish list for Apache Flex
Date Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:02:47 GMT
>>AOP is probably a language thing, which we do not have control of.
Fair point Alex, AOP probably would better be a language feature rather
than a framework feature. Though we might see something sooner if we
implement it as a framework feature.

Having said that if enough f the micro-architecture frameworks implement a
byte code manipulation approach perhaps that is sufficient. That poses an
interesting question in terms of what flex is and what it becomes. Is it a
UI framework, boiler plate, micro-architecture, all of the above?

Do we need to establish what the high level goals of the framework are?


On 9 January 2012 20:33, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> On 1/9/12 12:15 PM, "Doug McCune" <doug@dougmccune.com> wrote:
> >
> > Alex, does the Apache style of individual user contributions lend itself
> > better to flushing this out? This is clearly something you've been
> working
> > on at Adobe, but does the fact that Flex is now an Apache project and you
> > are acting as an individual contributor and not as an official Adobe
> person
> > matter in terms of reducing the friction of you sharing this kind of
> code?
> > i.e. Would you have held back longer from pushing this code out publicly
> > prior to the move to Apache?
> I'm still trying to understand whether I am acting as an individual or as
> an
> employee of Adobe.  I think it is actually the latter.  Adobe still owns
> the
> work I do and it has to pass legal clearance.
> I believe that the key difference working with Apache is that I don't have
> to convince managers and product managers and business folks before
> checking
> in code to Apache (but I still have to convince Legal).  We didn't have
> resources to allow critical folks like me to spend too much time exploring
> ideas.  There were always deadlines to meet to make our paying customers
> happy.
> In Apache, I have to make sure I contribute enough shorter-term stuff to
> make the project successful so Apache Flex continues to have customers, but
> we will hopefully have tons of folks contributing their own short-term
> stuff
> as well so I will hopefully have time to continue to massage longer-term
> ideas and get folks involved in that as well.
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

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